Comparison of barriers to research activities form the point of view of normal and talented students at Arak University of Medical Sciences

AUTHORS

Mohsen Shamsi 1 , Saeed Changizi Ashtyani 2 , *

1 Instructor, Ph.D student of Health Education, Department of Public Health, Arak University of Medical Sciences. Arak, Iran

2 Assistant of Medical Physiology- Department of physiology-Arak university of Medical Sciences ,Arak, Iran

How to Cite: Shamsi M , Ashtyani S C . Comparison of barriers to research activities form the point of view of normal and talented students at Arak University of Medical Sciences , Educ Res Med Sci. 2012 ; 1(1):e77183.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Educational Research in Medical Sciences: 1 (1); e77183
Published Online: May 06, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
Received: December 16, 2011
Accepted: April 17, 2014
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Abstract

Introduction: The quantity and quality of research papers and projects is considered as the most important indicator of scientific development in any country therefore, the plan to compare barriers to research activities form the point of view of normal and talented students at Arak University of Medical Sciences was performed in 2010.

Methods: This study was a cross sectional analytical study that was carried out on 56 talented students and 180 regular ones. Data collection was done through questionnaires including research problems in different dimensions of methodology, access to resources, and more familiarity with the research process. The validity was measured through the content validity, and the reliability was confirmed through Crounbakh's alpha test. Finally, the data information were analyzed through Chi-square tests, t tests and ANOVA.

Results: The results showed that there was a significant difference between mean score of research problems of talented and regular students for no motivation for research (p<0/001), lack of sufficient in language  English (p<0/003), lack of access to Counseling research at the University (p<0/022) and time-consuming research being done (p<0/0028) Most solutions proposed by the students include removing the obstacle in the fields research of law study, the use of experienced research consultants and research subsidies allocated to the students

Conclusion: Considering the obstacles found in this study, eliminating obstacle regulations, training teachers in skills to help students to do research, encouraging students to participate in research methodology workshop and adequate funding can reduce barriers Be positive.

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